Average Mid-Career Software Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$97,123
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,174
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Software Engineer in San Diego, California is $97,123.
10%
$77k
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$97k
90%
$119k
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Salary
$77k - $119k
Bonus
$2k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $21k
Total Pay
$73k - $128k

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

Skills in JavaScript and C++ Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include C# Programming Language, SQL and Java.

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,798 based on 177 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,865 based on 831 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $111,845 based on 124 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,710.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 38.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (26.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (20.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (6.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,165 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.2%
Early Career
71.3%
Experienced
10.6%
Late Career
2.8%